Physics of Everyday Phenomena

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Sixth Edition, introduces students to the basic concepts of physics using examples of common occurrences. Intended for use in a one-semester or two-semester course in conceptual physics, this book is written in a narrative style, frequently using questions designed to draw the reader into a dialogue about the ideas of physics. This inclusive style allows the book to be used by anyone interested in exploring the nature of physics and explanations of everyday physical phenomena.Beginning students will benefit from the large number of student aids and the reduced math content. Professors will appreciate the organization of the material and the wealth of pedagogical tools.

Table of Contents

Physics, the Fundamental Science
Describing Motion
Falling Objects and Projectile Motion
Newton's Laws: Explaining Motion
Circular Motion, the Planets, and Gravity
Energy and Oscillations
Momentum and Impulse
Rotational Motion of Solid Objects
The Behavior of Fluids
Temperature and Heat
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Electrostatic Phenomena
Electric Circuits
Magnets and Electromagnetism
Making Waves
Light Waves and Color
Light and Image Formation
The Structure of the Atom
The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy
Beyond Everyday Phenomena
Using Simple Algebra
Decimal Fractions, Percentages, and Scientific Notation
Vectors and Vector Addition
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Challenge Problems
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